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Penucquem Speaks

Penucquem Speaks

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Published by Ronald Thomas West
Semi-autobiographical account of 30 years life with Blackfeet Indians
Semi-autobiographical account of 30 years life with Blackfeet Indians

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Published by: Ronald Thomas West on Feb 27, 2011
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Penucquem Speaks
A Look At Our World From A Different Culture
Author Edited ManuscriptCopyright 2004/2005 by Ronald Thomas WestFinal Organizational FormDecember 2005
 
2“Words are the most powerful medicine used by mankind. All the words Ron used to tellthe story of our world is the truth. I am the witness to this truth as told by my brother.When a Blackfoot Man speaks his words, that is the truth.”Chief of the Crazy Dogs: Floyd ‘Tiny Man’ Heavy Runner 
  For those Little Blackfeet Children I loved Most;GenevaWho will always be my daughter in my heart Sarah & JoshWho greeted me on my arrival at Badger CanyonCheescum, Mikey, & Juniper, et al My Partners in Crime in the most dangerous joke I ever attempted in Indian Country And of course my own Thomas and MikeWho always had me in trouble with the Blackfeet Grandmothers
 
“Ron is someone that knows our Indian way of life”Pat Kennedy
 
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Table of ContentsForeword by Karl H Schlesier…………………………………………………page 4Introduction…………………………………………………………………… page 6Backdrop (A Little History)……………………………………………………page 81895 A Treaty is Made…………………………………………………………page 16A Buffalo Ghost Returns……………………………………………………… page 32My Beginning………………………………………………………………… page 36A Visit with a Paiute Ghost…………………………………………………… page 43Moving Forward……………………………………………………………… page 46My Big Psychosis………………………………………………………………page 52Don’t Squeeze the Charming……………………………………………… ..…page 55The Chicken Feathers Shaking Tent……………………………………………page 59A Reincarnated Blackfeet Discovers Her Roots…………………………… ….page 63Brockett Pow Wow…………………………………………………………… page 66The Stick Game…………………………………………………………………page 70Life in Blackfeet Country……………………………………………………… page 84A Very Special Pipe (The Plains Ojibwa Medicine Men, part one)….. ……… page 90A Blind Date (The Plains Ojibwa Medicine Men, part two)………...………….page 96Four Blackfeet and a Few Whitemen (Shamen and Politicians)….………… ...page 103Strawberry……………………………………………………………………….page 134Pat’s Purpose…………………………………………………....……………….page 136Retrospective …………..………………………………………………………. page 140Three Whites That Didn’t Get It…………………..………………………… ..page 145Modern Indian Society………………………..…………………………………page 150Penucquem Speaks………….…………………………….…………… ……… page 165 Ni-na-wa-ki…………………..…………………………………………………..page 193End Notes…………………………….………………..………………………… page 195

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